[Numpy-discussion] DVCS at PyCon

Ondrej Certik ondrej@certik...
Thu Apr 9 13:53:36 CDT 2009


On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Andrew Straw <strawman@astraw.com> wrote:
> Matthieu Brucher wrote:
>>> One thing about git-svn is that this is not really needed if you just
>>> use git and I installed git from source on many linuxes and clusters
>>> and it just works, as it is just pure C. I usually just use git-svn on
>>> my laptop/workstation, where I install the Debian/Ubuntu packages, and
>>> I create the git repository, upload to github.com or somewhere else
>>> and just work with the git repository.
>>>
>>> But I agree that if it installs git-svn and it doesn't just work, it's
>>> a big problem.
>>
>> I was inquiring the use of git with the use of one of our internal svn
>> repositories, just to have a feeling about it :(
>
> My opinion is that attempting to use git-svn to get a feeling of git is
> not a good idea. There's too much slowness of svn involved, too much
> pain of trying to learn git while also trying to learn git-svn (which
> itself has corner cases and such that pure git doesn't) and there's no
> bidirectional 1:1 mapping between branches (that I've found),
> eliminating a huge part of the joy of git -- cheap branches.
>
> Better to start developing on a pure git project to get a feel. You
> can't go wrong with sympy, for example. :)

Oh, definitely. :) Here is a list of easy to fix issues:

http://code.google.com/p/sympy/issues/list?q=label:EasyToFix

if you want to learn it on some easy, but real world example. :)

Ondrej


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